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The Case for Vegetarianism

Philosophy for a Small Planet

By (author) John Lawrence Hill
Format: Book
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, United States
Published: 1st Jan 2000
ISBN-10: 0585080674
ISBN-13: 9780585080673
Barcode No: 9780585080673
Synopsis
This clear and elegantly argued book examines from various philosophical perspectives the many reasons for adopting a vegetarian diet, from animal interests and rights, to health benefits, global ecology, and world hunger. Hill's careful working through of different moral philosophies makes the book excellent for critical thinking and introduction to moral philosophy courses as well as for courses in contemporary ethical issues and environmental ethics. The book includes a chapter responding to common objections to becoming vegetarian and an examination of why, if the evidence in its favor is so strong, vegetarianism has not caught on. More comprehensive and more philosophical than previous books on the subject, The Case for Vegetarianism is truly the 'vegetarian defense manual.'

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Strong arguments for being a vegetarian....... Extremely well done...more than any other book I have read, this one deserves to be called &ltIThe Case for VegetarianismI>.....--Susan Finsen, coauthor of The Animal Rights Movement in America